Upcoming Conferences & Meetings
2019 Maritime History Conference
& Association Membership Meeting
September 5-7, 2019
Leland and Traverse City, Michigan
[PDF of Conference Brochure available soon]
Maritime Heritage Alliance Boat House and Model Shop Thursday, September 5 – Opening Reception
AGLMH member Maritime Heritage Alliance, founded in the early 1980s, is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of our wooden boat heritage. Programing each year involves getting people out on the water in classic crafts that include the sloop of war Welcome, schooner Madeline, Mackinaw boat Gracie L., Herreshoff ketch Arcturus, sloop Witchcraft, and Henry Barkhausen’s cutter Champion.
Their programs also include model building, youth sail training, and regular shanty singing sessions.
The opening reception will take place at the Boat House on Thursday evening from 5:30-7:00.
Leelanau County Historical Society Museum, Leland Friday, September 6 – Member Meeting
Our Annual Business Meeting will by AGLMH member Leelanau County Historical Society at the Leelanau County Historical Museum from 9:30 and noon. Following lunch we will have our Museum Members’ Roundtable, the lightening round session of “who’s doing what” in research, archives, exhibitions and programing around the Great Lakes (5 minute limit please). Afterward, members will have options for afternoon events that include: an opportunity to sail on MHA’s schooner Madeline; tour, AGLMH member Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum in Northport; or visit historic Glen Haven Village and Sleeping Bear Point Lifesaving Station. Later, feel free to explore the peninsula’s numerous wineries and downtown Traverse City’s eateries.
Maritime History Conference and Awards Dinner Saturday, September 7 – Corner Loft Conference Facility
Saturday will feature four historical presentations, the Great Lakes Maritime History Research Round Table, and the annual Awards Dinner.
Conference Presenters and Roundtable Topic to be announced
All events on Saturday will take place at the Corner Loft, a unique renovated space in downtown Traverse City, across the way from Grand Traverse Bay.
A block of rooms is available at the conference hotel, Howard Johnson’s by Wyndam Traverse City.
Conference Registration packets will be going out in June. Members will again be able to register using EventBright.